Verena Jülch studied Energy and Environmental Management at the University of Flensburg, Germany. In her Master's thesis she developed a simulation tool for the integration of desalination in a solar thermal power plant. Since March 2011, she works at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg, Germany. Her focus is on techno-economic evaluations of PV and other renewable energy technologies as well as energy storage systems. As a researcher in the group "Energy System Analysis," she is currently involved in research on the development of business models for electricity storage systems in Germany.